Faith-Based Services & Volunteer Programs

Faith-Based & Volunteer Coordinator

Leticia Chavez-Paulette

We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our volunteers who serve our inmates and returning citizens. Our volunteers are an invaluable resource to our department as they provide programming that focuses on changing criminal behavior and mindsets which are extremely beneficial to their rehabilitation process.

We recognize the importance of our volunteers having access to the volunteer handbook and application process that will assist you in serving with confidence in our correctional facilities. Listed below are the volunteer handbook and application packets for two (2) types of volunteers:

  • Initial Application Packet -this packet is only for volunteers who haven’t completed a face-to-face volunteer training in the past year. If you have completed a face-to-face volunteer training in the past year, you must complete the Renewal Application Packet instead
  • Renewal Application Packet —this packet is only for volunteers who have completed a face-to-face volunteer training in the past year. If you haven’t completed a face-to-face volunteer training in the past year, you must complete the Initial Application Packet and the in-person training at a correctional facility prior to volunteering.
  • Volunteer Handbook
  • Volunteer Training –The in-person volunteer training is only needed for either NEW volunteers or volunteers who haven’t completed training since January 1, 2016 and it is HIGHLY recommended you attend your first-time training or required renewal training at the facility where you will primarily be serving. If that is a great inconvenience or there is not a training date/time available, then sign up for training at the Gara Building in Albuquerque. Please contact your facility chaplain at the email, address and/or phone number listed below for the training dates that they are provided at each of these facilities.

    All other volunteers need to complete the above Renewal Application packet and send to the Chaplain of the facility you primarily volunteer at in order to continue to maintain an active volunteer status. Thank you again for your commitment to the men and women of the NMCD.

For more information or questions about volunteering, please send emails to NMCD-Volunteers@state.nm.us

Northeastern New Mexico Detention Facility - NENMDF

Northwestern New Mexico Correctional Center (NNMCC)

Listed below is volunteer information for NNMCC:

  • Volunteers Training Information
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility - WNMCF

     

    Chaplain Ronald Cooper
    Ronald.Cooper@state.nm.us
    505.876.8400

    P.O. Box 250
    Grants, NM 87020
    505.876.8400

    Please send questions, concerns and completed applications to the below email address for your facility:

  • NMCD-WNMCF Volunteers@state.nm.us


  • Listed below is volunteer information for WNMCF:

  • Volunteers Training Information
  • Lea County Correctional Facility - LCCF

       

      Chaplain Mark W. Shipman
      mshipman@geogroup.com
      575.392.4055 ext: 179

      The GEO Group, Inc.
      6900 W. Millen Dr.
      Hobbs, New Mexico 88244
      575.392.4055 ext:179

      Please send questions, concerns and completed applications to the below email address for your facility:

    • NMCD-LCCF Volunteers@state.nm.us


    Listed below is volunteer information for LCCF:

  • Volunteers Training Information
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility - SNMCF

    I-10 West....Exit @ Airport make left across bridge, make first right onto Richard Larson and about 2 miles and make left on Joe Silva and follow signs.

    Please send questions, concerns and completed applications to the below email address for your facility: NMCD-SNMCF Volunteers@state.nm.us

    Listed below is volunteer information for SNMCF:

  • Volunteers Training Information

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility - CNMCF

    Roswell Correctional Center - RCC

    Penitentiary of New Mexico - PNM

    Guadalupe County Detention Facility - GCCF


    Springer Correctional Center - SCC

    Listed below is volunteer information for SCC:

  • Volunteers Training Information

  • Otero County Prison Facility - OCPF

       

      Chaplain Rita Baconr
      Rita.Bacon@mtctrains.com
      575.824.4884 ext: 165

      10 McGregor Range Road
      Chaparral, NM 88081
      Phone 575.824.4884
      Fax 575.824.3158

      Please send questions, concerns and completed applications to the below email address for your facility:

    • NMCD-OCPF Volunteers@state.nm.us


    Listed below is volunteer information for OCPF:

  • Volunteers Training Information
  • NMMRA/NMWRA

       

    • New Mexico Men’s Recovery Academy
    • New Mexico Women’s Recovery Academy
    • The Pavilions

    • P.O. Box 1890
      1000 Main Street, Bldg. #23
      Los Lunas, NM 87031
      Fax 575.934.2188
    • Please send questions, concerns and completed applications to the below email address for your facility:

    • NMCD-PPD Volunteers@state.nm.us

    GARA

       

    • 185 Charles S. Gara Public Safety Center
      615 1st Street, NW
      Albuquerque, NM 87102

      Please send questions, concerns and completed applications to the below email address for your facility:

    • NMCD-Volunteers@state.nm.us

    • Listed below is volunteer information for GARA:

    • Volunteers Training Information